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    Why did Tesla acquire Maxwell Technologies?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla’s acquisition of battery supplier Maxwell Technologies went mostly unnoticed by the mainstream press, but it could have a tremendous influence on the future of the California carmaker, and of the entire auto industry. Above: A sampling of batteries...
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    Tesla's Opportunity: China's EV market is 3x bigger than the US EV market [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. When Elon Musk was on-hand for the launch of Tesla's new Gigafactory in Shanghai, it was a groundbreaking occasion in more ways than one. The opportunity in China is enormous for Tesla. "China’s Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reports that...
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    These ‘Tesla Model 3 in Snow’ photos will send chills down your spine [Gallery]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Since it's the winter season, looking at freezing Model 3 photos will surely give you that ultra-cool feeling inside. So we've curated some 'Tesla Model 3 in Snow' photos for your viewing pleasure and present the following images as our favorites...
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    Elon Musk breaks new ground in China - in more ways than one

    Originally published at evannex.com. Above: After breaking ground in Shanghai, Elon Musk discusses plans for Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 (Twitter: @vincent13031925) “We hope you can get a firm foothold and expand the market,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Musk. “We hope your company can become...
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    Could this be the coolest Tesla charger ever?

    Originally published at evannex.com. In addition to designing sleek cars, Tesla also designs eye-catching electric vehicle chargers. However, someone else appears to be stealing the limelight. According to Inverse, “When Tony Caciolo put the finishing touches on his Tesla electric car charger...
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    Could this be the coolest Tesla charger ever?

    Originally published at evannex.com. In addition to designing sleek cars, Tesla also designs eye-catching electric vehicle chargers. However, someone else appears to be stealing the limelight. According to Inverse, “When Tony Caciolo put the finishing touches on his Tesla electric car charger...
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    Tesla's presence is felt at the Detroit Auto Show

    Originally published at evannex.com. There’s lots of EV hype coming out of this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Tesla, however, is absent. Phil LeBeau of CNBC reports, “Tesla may not be at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but it’s easy to feel the influence of Elon Musk’s company...
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    Norway is a hotspot for Tesla and electric vehicles

    Originally published at evannex.com. As the world slowly transitions to vehicle electrification, one country continues to sprint ahead. According to Quartz, "Half of all passenger cars sold in Norway [in 2018] were either all-electric or plug-in hybrids — a global record, according to the...
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    J.D. Power: Tesla Model 3 is 'really dominating'

    Originally published at evannex.com Now that 2018 is in the record books, it’s clear that Tesla’s put the auto industry on notice. And 2019 could be even bigger. Jack Nerad at Forbes reports, “2019 will be a pivotal year for electric vehicles in general and Tesla Motors in particular, and...
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    Wall Street Journal: Gas-powered cars could soon become the equivalent of 'flip phones'

    Originally published at evannex.com. Pulitzer Prize winning auto columnist, Dan Neil, discusses his next car in the Wall Street Journal — and it's going to be electric. He writes, "This is above all a pocketbook issue for me. A gas-powered vehicle would be too expensive. I plan to keep my next...
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    Inside Tesla’s secret, intense focus on batteries

    Originally published at evannex.com. By now, regular readers of this column are well aware that we (along with most other writers who focus on electric vehicles) consider the threat of the “Tesla killer” to be no threat at all. Yes, Big Auto is producing excellent EVs, some of which are in...
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    The ‘Tesla Stretch’ Is Proving Car Buyers Will Pay More For A Model 3

    Originally published at evannex.com. The Tesla Model 3 is turning out to be an electric car that's seducing car buyers across multiple market segments. According to CleanTechnica, "45% of current electric car drivers plan to buy a Tesla next." Okay, that's understandable. Non-Tesla EV drivers...
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    Tesla Beats Big Auto's EVs In Efficiency

    Originally published at evannex.com. In marketing materials and press coverage of EVs, the first spec cited is usually range — the distance a car can travel on a single charge. Now that a new generation of EVs offers enough range for most drivers’ daily needs, prospective buyers should also...
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    Tesla’s new board chair, Robyn Denholm, says that ‘constructive conflict’ is important

    Originally published at evannex.com. Questions arose when Tesla announced its new board chair Robyn Denholm. How might the seasoned executive interface with Tesla's hard-charging CEO Elon Musk? Richard Walters (via Financial Times) reports that "Ms Denholm has always described herself as direct...
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    Are China's electric cars a threat to Tesla?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Electric vehicles are gaining traction in China. Daniel Ren (via South China Morning Post) writes, "While US maker Tesla often grabs the headlines... BYD and peers like Beijing Auto and Roewe are quietly selling enough electric vehicles (EVs) to make China...
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    The symbolism behind Elon Musk's decision to send a Tesla into space [Video]

    After yesterday's jaw-dropping spectacle from SpaceX, many are asking: what's the real reason Elon Musk chose to send a Tesla Roadster into outer space on his almighty Falcon Heavy rocket? The Atlantic attempted to answer that question and notes, "The decision to launch a Tesla into an orbit...
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    Elon Musk an opponent of artificial intelligence? Far from it.

    Elon Musk’s cautionary statements about uncontrolled experimentation with artificial intelligence (AI) have caused some to ridicule him as a fear-monger, and have given many in the mainstream press the idea that he is opposed to using AI, which is very far from the truth. In fact, AI is a major...
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    Buggy Whips and Batteries: Electric vehicles emerge with Tesla leading the charge

    Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] has ignited a feeding frenzy in the automotive world. If you don't think legacy automakers are concerned about Tesla, consider this: according to the Wall Street Journal, one enterprising company is "selling data and technical insights to Tesla competitors — for upward of...
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    Behind the bluster: Bob Lutz vs. Elon Musk

    In this corner, the father of the Chevrolet Volt, an auto industry veteran who has held senior positions at Chrysler, Ford and BMW, an unlikely advocate for EVs - a cigar-chomping ex-Marine who has called climate change “a crock.” Bob Lutz! Above: Bob Lutz and Elon Musk make an appearance...
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    What Honda’s success can teach us about Tesla

    “To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential...
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    New Study: Electric cars cost less than half as much to drive

    A common misconception is that electric cars are more expensive than their internal combustion engine equivalents. When looking at the total cost of ownership, this just isn't the case. Furthermore, Forbes reports: "Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their...
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    Tesla Model 3: The things 'big name reviewers' don't talk about

    Lots of reviews discuss Model 3—its performance and driving attributes, its interior and exterior design, the basic functionality achieved through the landscape display and a myriad of other features. In fact, here at EVANNEX, we’ve done one of those with a very early vehicle. Above: There it...
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    Marie Claire: Tesla Model X could be the most luxurious electric car ever [Video]

    The Tesla Model X has been winning some impressive awards and accolades lately. But is the all-electric SUV really the ultimate unicorn — a futuristic family car for the fashionista? Nedahl Stelio attempted to answer this question when she recently reviewed the Tesla Model X for fashion magazine...
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    Tesla goes from IPO to surpassing Ford in value in just 7 years [Infographic]

    The story of Tesla is a fascinating one by any measure: a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs get together to start a car company, a feat that business-school professors have been using as the definition of economic impossibility for decades, and after only a few years they build a company...
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    Will Big Auto go the way of Big Tobacco?

    It’s an open secret that Big Auto’s electrification efforts are mainly for the benefit of government regulators and the media. Even as they announce impressive-sounding investments in technology, and new plug-in models to be launched years down the road, they invest next to nothing in marketing...
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    Elon Musk: Investing in the future [Infographic]

    If there is any one entrepreneur today that embodies the future, it's Elon Musk. According to Valuewalk, this "self-made billionaire Elon Musk can seemingly do it all. At just 46, the entrepreneur has launched a number of successful companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal and the Boring...
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    Panasonic talks Tesla and teases the future of car tech [Video]

    Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant, has supported Tesla since its early days. Panasonic started working with Tesla in 2007. By 2010, Panasonic invested $30 million for a multi-year collaboration with Tesla developing lithium-ion battery cells for its electric vehicles. More recently...
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    The latest real estate perk: a free Tesla with every new home

    Is the global real estate boom losing steam? Are developers so desperate to move units that they have to give away a luxury sedan to close a sale? Not likely. Then why are sellers of new homes in places like Dubai and Hong Kong offering a brand-new Tesla Model S with each purchase? Above...
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    Tesla Model X makes a cozy sleeping spot - even in freezing temperatures

    Norwegian Tesla enthusiast Bjørn Nyland is a prolific producer of videos featuring all kinds of practical tips (and a few that are impractical, but fun) on how to get the most out of your Model S or X. Not long ago, he detailed the features that make Model S a fine mini-hotel room: plenty of...
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    Tesla Holds a Private Event for Model 3 in Miami [Gallery]

    Late Wednesday afternoon, I received a text from my wife: “Did you get the invitation for the Tesla (Model) 3 in Aventura mall?” My response: “?!?!?” Tesla sent her an email for an invitation only event to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Aventura store in Miami, guest starring Model 3...